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NDIS, decision-makers and QCAT

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the biggest social assistance programs implemented in Queensland in recent memory.

Progressive statewide rollout of the scheme has started and will finish in Caboolture on 1 January 2019.

QCAT supports the state government’s efforts to smoothly transition to the NDIS.

The government expects the scheme to almost double the number of Queenslanders currently accessing disability services, enabling 97,000 Queenslanders with a disability able to access the scheme when implementation is complete.

The NDIS intersects with QCAT’s service delivery as we appoint substitute decision-makers for adults with impaired decision-making capacity.

Decision-makers will likely help these adults assess, negotiate and enter into contracts to purchase services and supports as per the NDIS’s functions.

Access more information on QCAT’s decision-making for adults, or contact us.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

Queensland Government information

For information on Queensland’s NDIS rollout including schedule and locations, how clients and business can prepare, as well as frequently asked questions and other resources, visit the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services’ NDIS website.

Federal Government information

For national information, including the ability to sign up for updates, access the Federal Government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme website.

Last reviewed
2 November 2016
Last updated
2 November 2016

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